Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mini Review | Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke

I'm going to take a quick minute to highlight Kealan Patrick Burke's Sour Candy.

At first glance, Phil Pendelton and his son Adam are just an ordinary father and son, no different from any other. They take walks in the park together, visit county fairs, museums, and zoos, and eat together overlooking the lake. Some might say the father is a little too accommodating given the lack of discipline when the child loses his temper in public. Some might say he spoils his son by allowing him to eat candy whenever he wants and set his own bedtimes. Some might say that such leniency is starting to take its toll on the father, given how his health has declined.

What no one knows is that Phil is a prisoner, and that up until a few weeks ago and a chance encounter at a grocery store, he had never seen the child before in his life.

A new novella from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY and KIN.

Sour Candy is a great little horror novella, and I can't recommend it enough if you are a fan of horror stories.

It reminded me of Bentley Little's The Mailman which is one of my favorites.

9/10: Highly Recommended

Review copy provided by author


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  1. That cover and synopsis sounds creepy! Don't know if I could handle it.

  2. This one sounds great. I am always on the lookout for creepy books!

    1. Yes, Barb! I think you would really enjoy it. (And I'm so happy I saw you add it to your Goodreads!)


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